21 Feb 2017

Melbourne plane crash: How it unfolded

2:49 pm on 21 February 2017

A Melbourne shopping centre is on fire after a light plane with five people on board crashed shortly after take off from an airport in the city's north.

Look back at RNZ's coverage of the crash here:

Main events:

  • A charter plane crashed shortly after take off from Essendon Airport.
  • Police said five people were on board, and a number of deaths have been confirmed.
  • The plane crashed into the side of the Direct Factory Outlet about an hour before it was due to open.